We are at it again!! Everyone has been very supportive for our first efforts so we decided to do another video. This time we will show one of our favorite Creative Grids “trim tools” for the Log Cabin quilt block.
We love “trim tools” because you get to trim to the correct size after stitching. The Log Cabin is one of our favorite quilts, but each block has lots of small pieces. To pre-cut the strips, it takes accurate cutting. Stitching with pre-cut strips also requires accurate sewing to keep all the blocks the same size. It can really take the fun out of making lots of blocks if they aren’t the same size when you are finished. Using the trim tool, you are practically guaranteed they will be the same size.
Another reason to use the trim tool is that multiple people can work on the same quilt as all the blocks will be same size when finished. It makes a fun “group quilt”.
The Creative Grids trim tool for the log cabin comes in sizes 8″ , 6″ and 4″. Even the tiny blocks will be the same size with the trim tool. Each tool tells you what size to cut the center block and the size to cut the strips.
Just a note: We are using the trim tool for the log cabin. They also make a trim tool for a “curvy” log cabin where strips are cut different widths to creative a curved appearance. They are simple to use, but our video is showing the original trim too.
Enjoy the video and be kind with your comments…..it’s intimidating to be in front of a camera!!
This video below can be viewed at full screen size, just hover over the lower right of the video, then click the [ ] icon.